2009 Conference Program & Highlights
Eastern Community College Social Science Association, 35th Annual Conference-
March 26-28, 2009
"Visions for Creating a Sustainable Future: Toward Transformational
Change for a Collective World at Peace"
Northern Virginia Community College, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway, Sterling, Virginia 20164, 703-450-2629
www.nvcc.edu

Conference Program & Scenes

Thursday, March 26, 2009

 Pre-conference Sessions

1:00pm-4:00pm
Building LR, Room 275

VCCS Center For Teaching Excellence-ECCSSA Faculty Professional Development Seminar:
“Global Education: Teaching Community College Students Respect for Life and Human Dignity
 through Humanitarian Law and Conflict Management”
Presenters: Jennifer Batton, Director, Global Issues Resource Center, Cuyahoga CC, Cleveland, Ohio;
Stefanie Weldon, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Md and
Laurie Fisher, Senior Associate, International Humanitarian Law, American Red Cross

 
4:30-6:00pm
Waddell Theater
Documentary Film and Discussion: Encounter Point: Palestinian and Israeli Peace Builders
Irene Nasser, Just Vison, Inc., Washington, DC

6:30pm-7:30pm
Opening Reception
Waddell Lobby

7:30pm-8:30pm
“An Evening of Exploration with the National Geographic Society”
 Ms. Kim Hulse, Director of Geography Education Programs
Mr. David Miller, Cartographer, National Geographic Maps
Mr. Ford Cochran, Director, Education Technology and Mission Programs Online

Waddell Theater

  


 Map Making at the National Geographic
ECCSSA-DMiller3-26-09.pdf

8:30-9:15pm
Dessert and Coffee
Waddell Lobby

 Friday, March 27, 2009

8:00am-9:00am
  Registration & Continental Breakfast
Book Exhibits
Waddell Building Lobby
 
9:00am-10:00am
 Conference Opening Plenary Session
Waddell Theater

Welcome and Conference Overview
Dr. Rosalyn M. King, Chair
Mr. John Hutchinson, Vice Chair
ECCSSA Board of Trustees

Introduction of Board of Trustees

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Dr. Robert Templin, President
Northern Virginia Community College

  

 Transformational Change in a Collective World
ECCSSA-Transformational_Change.Robert_Templin.pdf

10:00am-11:00am
Keynote Address

“15 Global Challenges and Prospects for Humanity”
Mr. Jerome Clayton Glenn, Director, Millennium Project
World Federation of United Nations Associations, Washington, DC


 2009 State of the Future-15 Global Challenges
ECCSSA-State_of_the_Future.Jerome_Glenn.pdf

11:00am-12:00pm- Concurrent Sessions I

Session 1A-Bldg. LW, Room 116
“Realizing Global Challenges”
Conference Moderator: Dr. Satarupa Das, ECCSSA Board of Trustees

Presenters:

Market Analogies and Freedom
 Dr. Gene Grabiner, Professor of Social Sciences
Erie Community College, Buffalo, New York

The Sustainability Triangle: Knowledge Development, Technology Transfer and Societal Growth
Dr. Michael M. Parsons, Professor of Education and Sociology and Mr. Alton Smith, Professor of Engineering
Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown, MD


 Session 1B- Bldg. LW, Room 118
“Global Challenges in the Community College Classroom”
Conference Moderator: Dr. John Hutchinson, ECCSSA Board of Trustees

Presenters:

Connecting Global Education with Local Education: Search Nearby When Trying to Teach About the Far Away
Nesreen Khashan, Lecturer, Global Studies Program, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA


12:00pm-12:30pm - Business Meeting
Waddell Theater

12:30pm-2:00pm
LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLES and KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Bldg. LR, Student Lounge
(Roundtable discussions will be held during lunch prior to luncheon speaker’s keynote address.
Listing of Roundtable Topics can be found at end of Program)

Luncheon Address: “Community Colleges as Agents of Global Peace”
Speaker: David Smith, JD, Senior Fellow
US Institute of Peace, Washington, DC

2:00pm - 3:30pm - Concurrent Sessions II

Special Student Session: “Responding to Violent Conflict: Promote Respect for Life and
Human Dignity Through Humanitarian Law”
Presenters: Jennifer Batton, Director, Global Issues Resource Center, Cuyahoga CC, Cleveland, Ohio;
Stefanie Weldon, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Md and
Laurie Fisher, Senior Associate, International Humanitarian Law, American Red Cross


Session 2A- Bldg. LW, Room 116
“ Influences of Media, Culture and  Education on Conflict and Peace”
Conference Moderator: Dr. Ramezan Dowlati, ECCSSA Board of Trustees

Presenters:

Media Bias and Religion: How Showtime’s Mini Series Sleeper Cell Frame Islam
Mr. Samuel Oduyela, Lecturer, Founder and Managing Editor, African Interest Newspaper

 Effects of Arabic Culture on Student, College and Community
Ms. Mary Altair, Instructor of Social Sciences and Andrew Stanek, Student, Erie Community College,
South Campus, Orchard Park, NY

The U.S. Classroom as a Zone of Peace: Building a Pedagogy of Peace in a Warrior Culture
Ms. Nancy Cary Morrison, Lecturer and Doctoral Student, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, NVCC and George Mason University



Session 2B-Bldg. LW Room 118
“Role and Future of the Knowledge Economy, Race,
Ethnicity and Human Development"
Conference Moderator: Ms. Carolyn Coulter, ECCSSA Board of Trustees

Presenters:

The Early American Intelligence Testing Movement: Historical Background and Impacts on Race and Ethnicity”
 Dr. Gene Grabiner, Professor of  Social Sciences
Erie Community College, Buffalo, New York
"Do Racial and Ethnic Differences Help or Impede Our Move toward a Sustainable and Peaceful Future?"
Dr. Ramezan Dowlati, Associate Professor of Psychology and Students
Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun Campus


Cultures and Perception of Albino in Africa: The Necessity of a Behavioral Transformation for a Sustainable
 Human Development
Mr. Djatou Medard, Doctoral Student in Anthropology, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon, Africa

3:30pm-3:45pm-BREAK
Publisher’s Book Exhibits
Waddell Building Lobby

3:45pm-5:15pm- Concurrent Sessions III

Session 3A-Bldg. LW,  Waddell Theater
“Professional Development for Faculty and Administrators: Sustainability Education
 and Partnerships”
Conference Moderator: Dr. Rosalyn M. King, ECCSSA Board of Trustees

Presenters:

A National Commitment to Peace: How the US Institute of Peace Contributes to Global Peace and Security
Mr. David J. Smith, Senior Program Officer, Education and Training Center, US Institute of Peace, Wash. DC

How Can you Become a Fulbrighter?
Dr. Andy Riess, Director, American Scholars Program, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Wash. DC;
 Dr.Thomas W. Edison, Professor of World Languages and Dr.John Sagi, Professor of Business Management,
Fulbright Scholar Grantees, Anne Arundel Community College


Session 3B- Bldg. LW, Room 118
“Obstacles to Global Communication, Collective Peace and a World Without Borders”
Conference Moderator: Mr. John Hutchinson, ECCSSA Board of Trustees

Presenters:

The Importance of Nonverbal Behavior in Intercultural Communication
Dr. Joy Stratton, Assistant Professor of Psychology, NVCC-Loudoun



The Psychology of Terrorism
Ms. Kymberly Richard, Adjunct Faculty, Psychology

Session 3C- Bldg. LW, Waddell Theater
“Student Perspectives on Globalization and Sustainability”
Conference Moderator: Dr. Michael Parsons,  ECCSSA Board of Trustees

Presenters:

Ethics and Sustainability: A Foundational Gestalt
Mr. Richard Stevenson, Student, Hagerstown CC and Mr. Charles Stevenson, Student, Salisbury University



 The Terrorist War
Ms. Aubrey Rositano and Ms. Amanda Daily, Students, Northern Virginia CC, Loudoun Campus
The Terrorist War-Rositano & Daily


 A Comparison of Cultural Influences on Adolescence: Lifestyles, Behaviors, and Values in the United States and the Middle East
Ms. Syeda Abbas, Mr. Gabriel Camacho, Ms. Marika Heinicke, Mr. Michael Mattar, Ms. Lauren Moreland, Ms. Megan Packard, Ms. Ashley Powers,
Mr. Oscar Ramos, Ms. Julia Rosenthal and Ms. Sangha Sarbjit, Students, Northern Virginia CC, Loudoun Campus

Comparison of Cultures-US & Middle East





 The Cause and Effect of Victimization Induced by Terrorist Acts in the Education System
Ms. Rachel Cameron, Ms. Linh Dang and Ms. Marian Karol, Students, Northern Virginia CC, Loudoun Campus

Terrorism in Education-Cameron & Dang


 6:30pm-Reception & Dinner Banquet
(with Cash Bar at the Exclusive)
Belmont Country Club
19661 Belmont Manor Lane
Ashburn, VA 20147
703-723-5349



Banquet Address:
 “The Future of Homeland Security: Implications for Global Sustainability and
the Work of the Community College”
Speaker: Dr. David Heyman, Director and Senior Fellow, Homeland Security Program,
Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC



 Saturday, March 28, 2009

8:00am-9:00am-  Registration & Continental Breakfast
Special Roundtable Breakfast with Debra Rowe
Waddell Building Lobby

 

9:00am-10:30- Concurrent Sessions IV

Session 4A- Bldg. LW, Room 116
“Conservation: An Aspect of Sustainability”
Conference Moderator: Mr. John Hutchiinson,  ECCSSA  Board of Trustees

Presenters:

Ecotourism: A Boost to Conservation Efforts
Dr. Barbara Crain, Assistant Professor of Geography, NVCC-Loudoun


The City and Self-Sustenance: Perspectives on the Future of Urban Farming
Ms. Carolyn Coulter, Assistant Professor of Social Science, Atlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing, NJ




Session 4B-Bldg. LW, Room 118
“Strategies for Raising Sustainability Awareness"
Conference Moderator: Dr. Rosalyn King,  ECCSSA Board of Trustees

Presenters:

Writing Creativity and Innovation in a Transdisciplinary Curriculum: A Community College Challenge
 in a Global Century
Dr. Angela K. Bodino, Professor of English, Raritan Valley Community College, Somerville, New Jersey


Integrating Economic Sustainability Issues in Principles of Economics Courses
Dr. Satarupa Das, Associate Professor of Economics, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD



10:30-10:45 BREAK

10:45-12:30- Plenary Session-Panel
Waddell Theater

“The Issue is the Future: Looking Forward to Global Sustainability”



Panelists:
Mr. Jerome Clayton Glenn, Moderator
(Director, The Millennium Project, World Federation of United Nations Associations)

Mr. David Smith, JD
 (U.S. Institute of Peace)

Dr. Stephen Steele, Applied Sociologist
(Futures Institute, Anne Arundel CC)

 The Issue is the Future: Looking Forward to Global Sustainability
ECCSSA_15_Challenges_final.Steven_Steele.pdf

Dr. Debra Rowe, Business Ecology, Energy and Psychology
(U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development and Oakland Community College)





Closing Remarks

12:30pm-1:30pm

 Lunch
Eat In or Pack and Go



 Luncheon Roundtables:
"Trends in Anthropology"
(Carolyn Coulter, Assistant Professor of Social Science, Atlantic Cape Community College)

"Financial Aid for Community College Students"
(Clint Young, Financial Aid Officer, NVCC-Loudoun)

"Collective Conscience"
(Dr. Michael Parsons, Professor of Education and Sociology, Hagerstown Community College)

"Reading Globally"
(Ms. Linda Simmons, Professor of History, and Dr. Laura Bhadra, Economics, NVCC-Manassas )

"Cross-Cultural Communication"
(Dr. Joy Stratton, Assitant Professor of Psychology, NVCC-Loudoun)

"Incorporating Global Education in Writing Across the Curriculum"
(Dr. Angela Bodino, Professor of English, Raritan Community College)

"Causes and Consequences of Terroism"
(Mr. John Hutchinson, Professor of Sociology and Director of Service Learning
Community College of Baltimore County, Essex Campus)

"On Becoming World Citizens"
(Dr. Rosalyn M. King, Professor of Psychology & Chair, VCCS Center for Teaching Excellence, NVCC-Loudoun)

"Transformations in Geography Education"
(Dr. Barbara Crain, Assistant Professor of Geography, NVCC-Loudoun)

"Economic Development, Poverty and Health"
(Dr. Satarupa Das, Associate Professor of Economics, Montgomery College)


 Poster Presentations:

"Access to Education for African-Americans and the Resulting Economic Impacts:  A Timeline"
Cherlan M. Dearing, Student, NVCC-Loudoun

"Economic Consequences of Poverty, Health, Education and Gender Inequalities"
 Reem Alriyati, Latoya Lesane, Nadia Terrell and Franchesca Valcarcel, Students, NVCC-Loudoun

"El Salvador's Gangs"
Cristina Dinger, Student, NVCC-Loudoun

"Global Sustainability and Non-profit Partnering"
Jim Gross, Student, NVCC-Loudoun

"Internet Addiction"
Fauzia Seyyed, Student, NVCC-Loudoun

"New WorldQuest: A Game to Promote Global Understanding"
Dr. Rosalyn M. King, Professor of Psychology, NVCC-Loudoun

"On Becoming a World Citizen"
Dr. Rosalyn M. King, Professor of Psychology, NVCC-Loudoun






 Videos on Global Issues

Short video clips will be shown during breaks, between sessions and at the end of each day, through out the conference in LW 113.

Boy Soldiers in Liberia, Africa

Celebrate What's Right with the World

Child Soldiers and Peacemakers

Children in China with Iodine Deficiency

Community Support Groups in Asia, Africa and South America

Excising Female Genitals: A tradition in Burkina Faso

Facing the Future: Critical Thinking on Global Sustainability

God Grew Tired of Us: Lost Boys from tyhe Sudan Forced to Leave Homeland
(90 Minutes-End of Day Viewing Only)

Ishmael Beah's Memoir: Long Way Gone

Low Birth Weight in India

Malnutrition and Children in Nepal

Martin Luther King, Jr.--I Have a Dream

Racism in America

The Wisdom of Generations: Boys' and Girls' Initiations among the Chokwe and Related Peoples



 Download Conference Program in PDF Here:
ECCSSA 2009-Conference Program

  For more information, contact:
Dr. Rosalyn M. King, Conference Chair
at roking.nvcc.edu
(703) 450-2629